Philly’s young hockey players visit White House

Sam Kass (C), Assistant White House Chef and Executive Director of first lady Michelle Obama's health program 'Let's Move!,' hosts a question-and-answer session with (L-R) Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy players Todd Dunivant, Mike Magee and Landon Donovan and National Hockey League Stanley Cup winning Los Angeles Kings Dustin Brown, Rob Scuderi and Jonathan Quick in the State Dining Room of the White House March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The White House says the children participating in the clinic come from soccer and hockey programs in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit and Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Sam Kass, center, executive director of Michelle Obama’s health program Let’s Move!, hosts a Q&A session with (from left) Los Angeles Galaxy players Todd Dunivant, Mike Magee and Landon Donovan, and the Stanley Cup winning Los Angeles Kings players Dustin Brown, Rob Scuderi and Jonathan Quick on Tuesday. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Five young Philadelphia hockey players visited the White House on Tuesday as part of Michelle Obama’s program encouraging young people to get more exercise.

The five, a mix of boys and girls from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, watched a presentation from President Barack Obama and took part in a Let’s Move! Q&A session at the White House along with members of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. The Kings, as well as members of Major League Soccer’s 2012 World Champion LA Galaxy, visited and received congratulations from Obama.

“My favorite part of today was hearing the president speak — it was wonderful,” said 10-year-old Tyreese Walker, according to a news release.

The children were sent to the White House as a reward for outstanding performance on the ice and in the classroom.

The Let’s Move! campaign, which was created by the first lady, encourages young people to get more exercise to improve the odds of long-term health.

The five students:

Eliot Barr, 11, of Simons Ice Rink

Emani DiCriscio, 8, also of Simons Ice Rink

Jasmine Masino, 10, of Tarken Ice RInk

Tyreese Walker, 10, of Laura Sims Skatehouse

Parker Chisholm, 10, of Simons Ice Rink



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